Published on September 1st, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin Burglar Former Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty – Reuters
Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015.
A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.
Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice.
Another member of that unit, former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Force, has admitted to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
An attorney for Ulbricht has said those charges “removes any question about the corruption that pervaded the investigation of Silk Road.”